DECEMBER NEWSLETTER – RTD FREE SHIPPING OFFER, KETO + VEGAN UPDATE + MORE

HAPPY DAYS!

By popular demand free shipping is now extended to include the ready-to-drink. 

Just order 4 or more boxes (7-day powder or 12-pack RTD) and qualify for Aus-wide free shipping  • You can mix and match powder and drinks as you like to make up the 4 boxes • You can now order up to 6 boxes per order • bulk powder orders also attract an additional discount • automated tracking for all Aus orders

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VEGAN UPDATE – READY-TO-DRINK 

In other RTD news, a 100% vegan update of the ready-to-drink is on the way.

We have now sourced a vegan vitamin D3 for the ready-to-drink products, so the next RTD batch will be 100% vegan.  • Keep an eye on the product page thoughout December and as soon as the new vegan batch is in stock we will let you know. • We are expecting delivery of the new batch before Christmas.


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AUSSIELENT LOW-CARB/KETO

Thank you so much to everybody who completed our keto survey.  Some of the top comments:

Fantastic idea especially for hikers or time/space travellers
• Please be mindful of the taste. I like the vanilla and chocolate aussielent but Body tastes like Satan’s armpit.
• Please make it cheap for Canadians

On the basis of this feedback we have developed two new low-carb products suitable for a keto diet – a powder and a ready-to-drink.  You can see some sneak peeks of the betas of these products over on our instagram.

We will be providing two complementary products with differing carbohydrate levels – so they can be mixed and matched according to each user’s requirements.  At least one of the products will be vegan and gluten free. Coming very soon! If the stars align, we may even have something for you before Xmas :). PS Flavouring is chocolate (we decided not to go with Satan’s armpit). 


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A SHORT STROLL (ACROSS AUSTRALIA)

Human: Hey boy, wanna go for a walk?

Dog: YES!! READY! WHERE WE GO?

Human: Oh, just from the bottom of Tasmania to the top of Queensland. We will live out of my backpack and sleep in a tent. Should be home in about 6 months.

Yes, intrepid aussielent customer Patrick and his canine companion Bear (above) are about to set off to walk the length of Australia. Powered partially by aussielent, their journey is expected to take 6 months and cover around 4500km. We are looking forward to following Patrick and Bear’s journey and hope to bring you updates on the way.  Good luck Patrick and Bear!


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aussielent was recently featured on The Urban List, where editor Clare Acheson gave our products a spin. 

And in case you missed it, Lifehacker Australia, recently did a blog series reporting on their experience of an all-aussielent diet.  Two brave souls ate nothing but aussielent’s RTD for a week and  live- blogged the results. You can read about their experiences here.

Photo credit: The Urban List

AUSSIELENT LOW-CARB/KETO

Over the last year we’ve received loads of requests for a low-carb aussielent option, potentially a ketogenic version. A ketogenic diet (keto) is a very low-carb, high-fat diet that puts your body into a metabolic state called ketosis which enables you to become very efficient at burning fat for energy. For some people, eating this way causes a reduction in blood sugar and insulin levels, enabling weight loss with stable blood sugar and a range of other health benefits. One drawback is that a keto diet can be a hassle to prepare and the ingredients can be pricy.

We plan to offer a selection of keto products to fill the gaps for people on a keto diet who can’t or don’t want to prepare food, or aren’t at home at meal times. Or if you’re not on a keto diet, maybe you just want the occasional low-carb meal.

Over the past few months we’ve been in development for two new products – a keto powder along with a keto ready to drink bottle. If you’re on a keto diet, or interested in a keto soylent, we would love your feedback before we go ahead and put these babies into full production.

Check out the sample product details below and please click through below to take our survey. The survey takes <1 minute and you’ll get a code at the end to use with your first keto order :). Feel free to let us know if you have any other suggestions.

TAKE THE KETO SURVEY

AUSSIELENT KETO SAMPLE PRODUCT DETAILS:

KETO POWDER
Flavour: chocolate

Average per serve (powder only): 75g
Energy per serve: 400 Cal (1674 kJ)
Macro %: 64% Fat / 26% Protein / 10% Carbs
Macro g: 26g Fat / 25g Protein / 10g Carbs
Fibre per serve: 5g
25% of 27 Vitamins and Minerals
Key Ingredients: MCT Oil Powder, Whey Protein, Vitamin & Mineral Premix

KETO READY TO DRINK BOTTLE
Flavour: rich chocolate
Average per serve (ready-mixed): 375ml
Energy per serve: 375 Cal (1570kJ)
Macro %: 74% Fat / 25% Protein / 1% Carbs
Macro g: 32g Fat / 25g Protein / <1g Carbs
Fibre per serve: 4g
25% of 27 Vitamins and Minerals
Key Ingredients: Water, Soy Protein Isolate, MCT Oil, Vitamin & Mineral Premix

Some notes: Both products are completely self-contained ie. neither would require adding oil or cream. The bottle is single serve and long-life, similar to our current RTD.

November Newslettter – announcing bulk buy discount

It’s here – what you’ve been asking for – a bulk buy discount. You can now order four 7-day boxes (that’s 28 days worth) in any combo that you like of chocolate and vanilla, and pay only $320. You will also receive FREE SHIPPING within Australia!


FEATURED USERS
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We are currently developing a featured users page so the curious general public can get some insight into the future of food reimagined.  If you’re interested in being involved and perhaps featured on our website drop us a line and we will send you out a little questionnaire.


$3 SAMPLERS – LIMITED STOCK!

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For all the toe-dippers out there – grab one of our limited supply of $3 chocolate single meal samplers. Postage for these is FREE within Australia. If you would like to grab a sampler for your girlfriend or mates just add one to your order or post it to them directly. One per customer please.



FULL PRODUCT DATA
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If you haven’t noticed in the last few weeks we’ve updated the product pages with a complete product breakdown in line with the Australian nutritional standards.  If you want to check on any specific vitamins or minerals or know how many grams of fibre you’re getting – this is the place to head!


VEGAN BLEND – LAB UPDATE
VEGAN

The lab is furiously working on a new blend which is vegan and also low-FODMAP – it is both lactose and soy protein free.  This blend is designed to be consumed alone or blended with other foods such as bananas.  We are expecting to launch in the new year – so more on this new product after Christmas.


RECENT PRESS

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If you happened to pick up a copy of the November issue of Men’s Fitness Magazine with Ronda Rousey on the cover, you might have seen their article on future foods. The article investigates the powdered food market and tags aussielent as the Australian go-to for future foods.


AND FINALLY – FREE BOX PROMOTION!

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We are dropping a free box on our social media in the next few weeks.  Sign up to our instagram / twitter feed and look sharp….
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New website – new packaging!

Well, you may have noticed that our site has had a bit of a facelift! Our new site coincides with our lovely new packaging for our products which we are rolling out from today to introduce a fresh new look for our products. We hope you find our new site easy to navigate, and a bit easier on the eye than our old site! It should be faster and much more user friendly – however if you do have any issues with navigation or functionality please do let us know.

available from today – a brand new aussielent blend

Our new yummy vanilla offers a lovely smooth consistency with low GI properties and no added sugar! This brand spanking new blend is very similar in mouthfeel to our new smoother chocolate blend, but with a delicious vanilla taste instead. This blend offers:

– a smooth consistency
– a further refined vitamin and mineral balance
– and, best of all, no added sugar!

Like the new choc blend, this blend utilises a low GI tapioca maltodextrin.  This maltodextrin is a modified tapioca starch and is quite different to the standard corn maltodextrin commonly used in bodybuilding and sports products. This results in a smoother mouthfeel while retaining low GI properties.   Sample packs are available. Give it a go – we think it’s our best blend ever :).

Ingredients List:
Oat Flour, Tapioca Maltodextrin, Whey Protein (16%), Soy Flour, Rice Flour, Soy Lecithin, Vanilla Flavour, Salt, Vitamin & Mineral Mix (Calcium, Potassium, Vitamin C, Vitamin E, Niacin, Zinc, Vitamin B-5, Vitamin A, Vitamin B-6, Riboflavin, Iodine, Folate, Molybdenum, Chromium, Biotin, Vitamin D, Vitamin B-12)

Macronutrient Table

 Per serve (130g)
Carbohydrate55%
Protein25%
Fat20%
Energy2200 kJ
Protein30 g
Fat Total11.4 g
- Saturated2 g
Carbohydrate72 g
- Sugars4.3 g
Sodium234 mg

Nutrition Breakdown – Vitamins and Minerals:

VITAMINS% RDI per ServeMINERALS% RDI per Serve
Vitamin A26%Calcium26%
Vitamin (B6)25%Chromium25%
Vitamin B1225%Copper49%
Vitamin C25%Iodine25%
Vitamin D25%Iron38%
Vitamin E25%Magnesium38%
Vitamin K33%Manganese40%
Thiamin35%Molybdenum25%
Riboflavin26%Phosphorus42%
Niacin25%Potassium25%
Folate25%Selenium30%
Biotin25%Sodium26%
Pantothenic Acid26%Zinc25%
Choline31%

new smoother chocolate blend – now available!

Our new smoother blend is now available! This improved blend offers a smoother consistency, a more refined vitamin and mineral balance, and no added sugar.  We’ve revised a key carbohydrate by replacing most of the rice flour and all of the sucrose with a low GI tapioca maltodextrin.  This maltodextrin is a modified tapioca starch and is quite different to the standard corn maltodextrin commonly used in bodybuilding and sports products. This results in a smoother mouthfeel while retaining low GI properties. Our beta testers say “it tastes the same – but better!”

Ingredients List:
Oat Flour, Tapioca Maltodextrin, Whey Protein (16%), Soy Flour, Rice Flour, Soy Lecithin, Cocoa, Salt, Vitamin & Mineral Mix (Calcium, Potassium, Vitamin C, Vitamin E, Niacin, Zinc, Vitamin B-5, Vitamin A, Vitamin B-6, Riboflavin, Iodine, Folate, Molybdenum, Chromium, Biotin, Vitamin D, Vitamin B-12)

Macronutrient Table

 Per serve (130g)
Carbohydrate55%
Protein25%
Fat20%
Energy2185 kJ
Protein30 g
Fat Total11.6 g
- Saturated2 g
Carbohydrate71 g
- Sugars4.3 g
Sodium234 mg

Nutrition Breakdown – Vitamins and Minerals:

VITAMINS% RDI per Serve (130g)MINERALS% RDI per Serve (130g)
Vitamin A26%Calcium26%
Vitamin (B6)26%Chromium25%
Vitamin B1225%Copper53%
Vitamin C25%Iodine25%
Vitamin D25%Iron41%
Vitamin E25%Magnesium40%
Vitamin K33%Manganese41%
Thiamin35%Molybdenum25%
Riboflavin26%Phosphorus43%
Niacin25%Potassium26%
Folate25%Selenium30%
Biotin25%Sodium26%
Pantothenic Acid26%Zinc26%
Choline31%

Behind the scenes at aussielent


One of the questions we are asked more than any other is – where do you guys make this stuff anyway?!

Last week, Reporter Helen Wellings from Channel 7 came out to meet us and learn more about future foods. She toured the factory, and interviewed aussielent’s Paul, as well as our wonderful customer Mike from Trike Apps.

Watch above to see our factory – and find out what Helen thought of aussielent!

 

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ARTBAR ‘Futures’ at Sydney’s MCA

We were so excited to be part of a recent evening, Futures, curated by artist Dara Gill at ARTBAR at Sydney’s Museum of Contemporary Art. aussielent was served as the evening’s refreshment at an event that asked questions like:  Do we even exist if we’re not online? What does the food of the future taste like? And did the sci-fi films of the 80s get it right?

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THE AGE GOOD FOOD ‘The Future of Food’

Aussielent was recently featured in The Age Good Food magazine in an article The Future of Food. Journalist Callan Boys reviewed aussielent, alongside a range of future foods including 3-D printed food, seaweed, and lab grown meat. Read the full piece here.

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SEVEN SUNRISE tries aussielent live on air

Seven Sunrise science journalist Wendy Zukerman and the Sunrise team gave aussielent a taste test on air.  They had some fun trying out some foods of the future and highlighted some of the environmental benefits of powdered food.

Wendy Zukerman highlighted the environmental benefits of aussielent, saying, “one benefit of (aussielent) is that because it’s in a powdered form…you won’t waste any. ….This is a real benefit because we find that 30% of the food we are producing gets wasted”.

Andrew O’Keefe says, “its tastes alright….a bit chocolatey…it might go down well with (some) cricket (flour)!

ANNOUNCING – NOW SHIPPING TO NZ

Finally!!!!! The wait is over. We’re so excited to let you know we’re now shipping to New Zealand.  Happily the slightly higher international shipping charges is offset by GST savings (10%) for NZ customers. For NZ customers, simply select the NZ shipping option when ordering.

NEW WAREHOUSE

Last week, we moved to a new, larger warehouse, with lots of space for our aussielent mountain.  We are now shipping your orders through a streamlined logistics service, resulting in faster, more efficient shipping.  Orders received before 11am will ship out that same day. In this transition period, please do contact us with any feedback.

SURVEY RESULTS

Thanks so much to everyone who took the time to fill in our survey. We received lots of great feedback that we are using to improve our products and your experience when using them. There were a number of strong feedback items and we have a range of announcements and new products launching over the next 8-10 weeks. Coming very soon we are introducing:

– a smoother blend (this is a big one…let’s just say that its “same same…but much better”…)
– an option for single serve sachets (makes lunchtime even easier)
– and a bulk-buy service (thankyou to our new bigger warehouse!)

We’ll be sending out lots of info on these, and more, in the coming weeks.

 

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SURVEY TIME
It’s survey time!  This time it’s your time to Tell Us.

Over the past 8 months we’ve received lots of good feedback from our customers.  We sometimes even have a few ideas of our own.  So before we go ahead and implement any changes we want your opinion on the best things we can do to improve your aussielent experience.

The survey is approximately 20 multiple-choice questions and you even get a discount code at the end as a thankyou from us.

Survey time – CLICK HERE.
http://aussielent.com.au/survey/


CUSTOMER QUESTIONS

We have received lots of great technical questions from customers over the last couple of months.  Here are the answers to two questions we often receive:

SUGAR (don’t pass the sugar, sugar)
Earlier this year a new World Health Organisation (WHO) guideline was released that recommends adults and children reduce their daily intake of sugars to less than 10% of their total energy intake.

aussielent chocolate is well within the WHO recommendations for sugar intake – a healthy choice for those watching their sugar intake.

aussielent chocolate – how many grams of sugar?
our chocolate product contains a total of 7.4 grams of sugars per 127g serve.  the total sugar is a mixture of sugars naturally present (2.9g) in Soy Flour and Whey Protein and added sugar (4.5g) in the form of sucrose.

aussielent chocolate – what is the % sugar?
represented as a percentage this equates to 7.4 / 127 = 5.8 % of sugars per serve.  Well within the WHO 10% recommendation.

Rosa Labs ‘official’ Soylent – how much sugar?
Rosa Labs Soylent contains 11 grams of sugars per 115g serve.
represented as a percentage this equates to 11 / 115 = 9.6%.

CAFFEINE (up all night to get lucky?)
Does aussielent chocolate have much caffeine in it? Will it keep me up at night?

A serving (127g) of aussielent chocolate contains approximately 3.5 mg of caffeine.  In comparison a standard coffee shop latte contains approximately 154.0 mg of caffeine.  The amount of caffeine in aussielent chocolate is low.

March Newsletter

Hello and welcome to our first aussielent newsletter!

It’s been a busy 7 months since we first announced that a complete food formula called aussielent was on its way.  Since then we have shipped out over 20,000 aussielent meals and vastly improved our formulas, taking on lots of customer feedback on our products.  We’ve also been interviewed by JJJ, SBS, and just recently The Age, where a muggle journalist bravely tried our premium flavour.  Next – epicure? Here are a few updates on things we have been working on.

Our new chocolate flavour has been receiving some great feedback.  You can read the reviews in the reviews section of the chocolate product – even add your own if you feel like sharing.  We have plenty of stock available and all chocolate orders are shipping immediately.

As we highlighted recently, we’ve been working with a major vitamin and mineral manufacturer to improve our nutritional balances and that work is continuing – over the next few months expect to see formula tweaks as we strive to hit those 100%s.

Another area we have been working hard on is improvements to shipping. We are proud to say that customers are enjoying the benefit of our streamlined AusPost contract.  It was a lot of work to set up but the new shipping system is hammering out the orders at a vastly better price.  In the next 8 weeks the shipping costs should further improve with enhancements to allow customers to order bigger quantities (up to 28 days) with cheaper shipping rates.  We like to call it the ‘boss pack’ – order big! – like a boss. We’re also in the process of setting up New Zealand shipping and we’ll let you know as soon as we have this sorted. Thanks for your patience on this.

P.S. we get the occasional question regarding the sugar content in our products – stay tuned for a blog post really soon with all the details! (it’s very much within the latest WHO guidelines).

New chocolate mountains

We have received our new chocolate mountain(s) and our happy elves are despatching tasty chocolate aussielent as fast as their little feet will carry them.  Pre-orders are caught up and new orders are shipping immediately.

We have been receiving some great feedback on our chocolate.  You can see some of the reviews in the reviews section of the chocolate product – add your own if you feel like sharing.

We’ve had a lot of emails this week about the premium which is sadly, temporarily out of stock. The good news is we’re about to go into full production for this flavour, and we’re in the final stages of briefing our blender on the specs.  We’ve made some really exciting improvements to this mix, which should mean a much smoother texture.  Very soon it will be full steam ahead with the first of many huge production runs for this mix.  We don’t have an exact date just yet but we are targeting mid-April.

We are also working hard on a new vanilla flavour – plenty more information in the coming weeks.

Pre-order update

Look what’s just arrived!  Yes, the latest shipment of  chocolate has just landed and we’ll be shipping out all pre-orders beginning tomorrow. If you’ve pre-ordered (premium or chocolate or both), you’ll receive an email in the next couple of days confirming that your package has been despatched and your tracking number.

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production update – new stock has arrived

we are now taking and shipping orders for our new chocolate flavour, and have plenty more on the way, so fingers crossed we can start meeting demand from our fellow aussie soylanders!.  Available in sets of 7 or 14 days, we are really excited about this new flavour which features:  

  • yummy chocolate taste from 100% pure Cocoa powder.
  • whey protein manufactured from fresh cheese using a low temperature ultra-filtration process to ensure retention of nutritional properties.
  • smooth mouth texture which comes from a blend of oat flour, rice flour and soy flour
  • please note: letting this rest for at least a couple of minutes before drinking will greatly improve the smoothness of this flavour.

As we highlighted in our blog recently we’ve been working with a major vitamin and mineral manufacturer to improve our nutritional balance.  Check out the stats on the chocolate – looking pretty awesome….and it tastes great too.

What else have we done?…..well….massive price drop! With our new production setup we can finally start offering better pricing for our chocolate aussie soylent.  Do the maths and it’s looking good.

premium lovers  – we didn’t forget you. Premium will go into full production next; in the meantime we have some original premium 5-day packs available. Update: we’ve temporarily sold out of premium – more available next week (15th Feb).

Other news
Apart from working extremely hard over the summer to improve our production flow, we’ve managed to squeeze a few extra improvements in:
>  greatly improved pricing on postage. save money on postage = buy more soylent
>  auspost tracking IDs are automatically emailed from our system – you can now stalk your soylent all the way to your house
> we’ve also been working on a new and improved premium product which we’ll be rolling out asap – hopefully next month.

announcing some exciting news

major news!

We’ve partnered with a major vitamin producer to develop a vitamin and mineral blend specifically tailored to aussie soylent.  The research and development phase is almost over and we are ecstatic with the results.  What this means for you is a much improved balance of vitamins and minerals for our products.

new chocolate!

The new chocolate flavour is coming in force in the new year and will be blended with the new vitamins and minerals mix.  The chocolate mix has been months of research and development to perfect and the mouth feel and flavour are fantastic!  It’s hard not to make another cup after finishing the first.

Chocolate is a completely different blend of raw ingredients and incorporates whey protein for a delicious dairy hit.  Our other two products remain vegan.